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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Programs offer leadership training for OSU in Tulsa faculty, staff

Successful Supervisor Series logo

OSU in Tulsa is offering two professional development programs for faculty and staff to develop leadership skills within the university. The Successful Supervisor Series will offer training opportunities for those in supervisory roles and the new Emerging Leaders Program will foster leadership skills in individuals with non-supervisory positions.

The Successful Supervisor Series, an eight-month program beginning in October, covers topics ranging from human resource law and managing employee performance to retention, communication and organization. Anyone interested in the program should review eligibility requirements, complete the online application and request a letter of recommendation from your supervisor. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 31.

The Emerging Leaders Program, which begins in January, is a six-workshop series focusing on leadership qualities, building relationships, project management and ethics. Registration for the program will open Nov. 1. Interested applicants should review program requirements and request a letter of recommendation from your supervisor.

For more information about these and other development programs offered by OSU in Tulsa Human Resources, visit the HR website or contact Jennifer Lawson-Newby.

Faculty, staff recognized for contributions to OSU in Tulsa

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Video

OSU in Tulsa recently celebrated the contributions of faculty and staff at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett and OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum discuss the many outstanding milestones at OSU in Tulsa during the past year in a video presented at faculty and staff appreciation day.

Several major events were a success in the past year because of the efforts of faculty and staff, including the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery joining the OSU system, the 15th anniversary of OSU-Tulsa, the Mercy Health System partnership with OSU Medical Center and the annual Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign. A slideshow of faculty and staff photos from the past year was also part of the annual event.

Service awards were presented to faculty and staff who have been employed at the university for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years. More than 70 individuals were recognized for their years of service to the university.

Stardust concert celebrates 1927, Bill Bryson novel


The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Town Hall will present “Stardust,” a summer concert featuring Tulsa music icon Janet Rutland on Friday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. at Guthrie Green.

The Tulsa Reads event is part of a celebration of Bill Bryson’s book “One Summer–America 1927.” The book chronicles American life in the historic season when Charles Lindbergh became the first man to fly nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean by himself, Babe Ruth set a homerun record and Al Jolson’s “The Jazz Singer” revolutionized the motion picture industry.

Rutland will be singing classic tunes, such as “Stardust,” “Blue Skies” and other standards from 1927. The concert is free and open to the public.

Bryson, one of the greatest nonfiction writers of his generation, is the next author to be featured as part of Tulsa Reads. He will be making appearances for the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Town Hall on Nov. 13-14.